Friday, 2 June 2006

"Cooking It Up" - James Asher, 1998

I've just heard a great story on BBC Radio Five Live's breakfast show.

There's a student art exhibit called "25 Degrees" currently underway at the Whitehall Waterfront in Leeds. This is a exhibition of the works of this year's graduating fine arts students from the University of Leeds.

One of the graduates is a young woman of Greek heritage. In order to try to present something a bit more unconventional in the show, she hatched a plan to exhibit her Athenian grandmother actually living there in the exhibit hall while cooking traditional Greek foods and interacting with the visitors to the exhibit! Here's a link to the BBC story about "25 Degrees".

Radio 5 interviewed the student artist this morning -- sorry I can't recall her name. But she explained to Shelagh Fogarty that there's one little problem -- her grandmother only speaks Greek! So part of the exhibit itself will be the various methods of communication used by those interacting with the Greek grandmother...especially since the intention is that she will be sharing all her Greek delicacies with the visitors attending the show.

Can you imagine being a fly-on-the-wall when granddaughter explained to grandmother what she had in mind to do for her university graduation art exhibit in England? I know I would!

If any of Lord Celery's readers attend "25 Degrees", please share details with us...ok?


STILL listening to: Snow Patrol, "Eyes Open"


At 02 June, 2006 11:18 , Blogger Adam said...

Hello. I just popped in from Expat Blog. I like your way of putting a song title at the top of each post. Is there any significance to that or is it just what you're listening to that day? You listen to Radio 5 a lot!

At 02 June, 2006 11:35 , Blogger Janet said...

Adam & Kim,

Nice of you to drop by.

Regarding your question about the song titles...they are SUPPOSED to reflect each entry's topic, either directly or indirectly. Perhaps I'm failing at that task, though, since you've asked me the question...!!! ;)


At 02 June, 2006 14:04 , Blogger Heather said...

I wish I COULD go! Sounds like fun! And I LOVE Greek food.


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